Pro Mobile DJ Magazine the mobile DJs Bible My Own Story
To all mobile DJ’s in the UK or abroad I always recommend you keep up to date with the Industry that we work in. Yes all to often the mobile DJ can feel like it’s just them against the world. But once you make that conscious decision to train, network and support others you will never fully understand how this Industry actually works. One doors opens another as the saying goes.
So 2012 seen me finally quit my full time managers job at Tesco. Having been completely fed up with my job I finally decided to become a full time DJ. The past 14 years had seen me be a part-time DJ who got busier every year until it was decision time. I came to the conclusion that if I stayed at Tesco any longer and my partner was to get pregnant then I would be stuck with the secure job that I hated. So I gave 3 months notice. I paid my Council Tax off for the year. I paid my TV Licence, Car Insurance and any other bills to reduce my monthly outgoings for the remainder of the year taking away the pressure.
After 3 months I was working regular but some of the gigs were poor payers and I was starting to get a bit demotivated. I attended BPM 2012 at Birmingham N.E.C where I attended a Wedding Workshop by the Chairman of CEDA. He explained the importance of formal training and what it helps you to achieve. Also by adding services to your list you can up sell these in turn taking the pressure off your clients.
Back in Manchester I booked a Wedding Theory Course with Derek Pengally in Reading. 12 other DJ’s with myself had a great day. We shared stories and offered our advice. I got some ideas from other DJ’s as I’m sure they got ideas from me. I also added 6 people who I met onto Twitter and Facebook. Curiosity found me viewing previous tweets where I came across a tweet about a Pro Mobile Wedding Conference in March in Oxford. On further investigation 2 of the key speakers at the event were wedding specialists we were talking about at my previous training in Reading. So I’m now booked onto this course in March.
Also this coming Monday I have a training session in Salford City Radio’s Studio and with a bit of luck I will get my own radio show.
So as you can see. With a little bit of effort, persistance and networking many doors open and your knowledge of all things mobile DJ will improve. So check out the Pro Mobile website. You can even sign up to their magazine which is full of information.
P.S. With 1 month left of my notice at Tesco we did actually find out my partner was expecting. I stuck to my guns and still quit. Things always work out if you put the effort in.